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Skype Files For IPO
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Msg#: 4184250 posted 2:56 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Skype S.A., a global technology leader that enables real-time communications over the Internet, today announced that it has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.
A registration statement relating to the securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. Skype Files For IPO [blogs.skype.com]

 

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Msg#: 4184250 posted 3:56 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

I wonder how many of your pay for "skype out"? I use it all the time to call land lines, even for business. But from my social peers only a tiny fraction does that...

I like skype, but is it ready for IPO?

P!

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Msg#: 4184250 posted 4:59 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Skype Out's international long distance pricing is way too high to be competitive for volume callers. I will use Skype Out when my own services can't connect to certain far flung destinations, but that is about it.

What people might be sleeping on when they talk about Skype killing a lot of the international long distance business is that the bulk of the calling to certain countries today is done mobile to mobile, and that pricepoints in a lot of places are low enough that you don't really need Skype as a dial around service.

That being said, their video chat still rocks. It just doesn't make any money.

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Msg#: 4184250 posted 5:15 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Isn't vonage easier & cheaper for the most part? I've tried to like skype..

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Msg#: 4184250 posted 5:29 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

We use alot of skype here. It gives me the best quality calls I can get to europe almost every time.

I think an IPO is a great idea for them. I am pretty excited about their future - now that they have multi-person video capability. I think multiparty video is going to be huge. We've used Oovoo alot lately, but if Skype gets it figured out, it could really take ahold in the business world.

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Msg#: 4184250 posted 5:53 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Its way behind vonage for voip and tanberg for video, but a huge advantage is its brand in the b2c/sme space and this is opening up for multi-point video with 21C / 4G etc.

>I like skype, but is it ready for IPO?
Yes, but is the public infrastructre ready

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Msg#: 4184250 posted 9:49 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've never really used Skype much myself, no need, but I have a buddy who's wife travels the world for work (russia, europe, etc.) and he just raves about it. They have their nightly video Skype and the kids get to see mom no matter where she is.

That's the same video phone experience AT&T promised for over 40 years [porticus.org] and never delivered, so I hope Skype's IPO goes well because it's about time someone really delivered on that promise!

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Msg#: 4184250 posted 6:10 am on Aug 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

I never used skype either, I didn't trust eBay to protect my privacy way back when because I was getting so many spam offers to buy buy buy.

I'm all for more competition in the voice/video sharing arena though, it's bound to lower prices overall. Now I just need to travel more to have a reason to use it!

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Msg#: 4184250 posted 8:17 pm on Aug 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

In the Office: We cut the Land Lines some years back(more than 7 years ago) and went Mobile, then when SKYPE was there and working properly(Voice), we cut the Mobile Plans to the lowest possable plans allowed and went SKYPE with SKYPEIN n' SKYPEOUT, #.

Not In the Office = Forward SKYPE to Mobile. Cheap PC Box with Good Video Card and WebCam gives you 1080p conference call. DYI too.

Huge Savings in every step.

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